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No Visa Needed for 72-hour Travel to Beijing

72 hours no visa required Beijing and Shanghai

Can you imagine the convenience of  visa-free travel for a short trip to Beijing? Well this new Year of the Snake it looks like it became a little bit easier to travel to Beijing on a quick trip.

Now Beijing offers 72-hour visa-free transit for foreign visitors with third-country visas transiting through Beijing.

This policy is only applicable for foreign visitors who enter into, stay in and leave from Beijing.

According to the regulations of Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China, foreign visitors who meet ALL the following requirements could apply for the visa-free transit stay in China at the immigration inspection authority at Beijing Capital International Airport:

  • Holding passports issued by the following listed 45 countries (see below)
  • Holding valid international travel documents
  • Qualified for the entry requirements of their third destination country
  • Holding valid airline tickets with 72-hour validation and making transit through Beijing Capital International Airport to the third country
  • Reported to Chinese immigration inspection authority by their airline companies

72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy is valid for passport holders from the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar

For more information check out the Beijing International Airport's official website.

With an expert guide you can discover a lot of Beijing in 72-hours!  With 72 hours (three days) you could experience Stretch-a-leg Travel's most popular signature tours:

As one of our happy customers once raved to us "with you I was able to see in just two days what would have taken me at least three days to do on my own."

If you only have a 72 hour window, you are going to want to get the most out of your time with the help of Beijing's best team of expert local guides at Stretch-a-leg Travel.

Contact us now and start planning your perfect 72 hours in Beijing!

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One Comment

  1. Paul Wood says:

    I am interested in this and arrive later this month. If I have a 72 hour visa am I allowed to visit the great Wall?

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